Why am I being charged more than what was authorized?

You may see a different amount of transactions on your billing statement that what you see on your Authorize.net report. The reason is that every action out to the "host" will be charged. This includes auth/sale/avs/declines- so multiple declines would be multiple auths, that did not result in a sale. These sales have now become False Positives.

Ex. You may see 15 MC auths from March + 15 batch communications= 30 communications, which there may be additional communications that are not “auth” but are related to the auth.net practices, which may include billing that includes a few days from the prior month etc. 

Auths include ANY communication to the host- auth/ sale/ avs/decline + batch

Batch header and the closing of the batch would result in potentially 2 auths

The definition of the codes
ETC TERMINAL ETC CPU
SALE X X
PSALE - Pre-sale X X
PRE AUTH X X
REV - Reversal Piggy-back X
RTNV - Void request on a return Piggy-back X
RTRN - Return Piggy-back X
RVOID - Void request on a return
RVOID - Void request on a return
Piggy-back X
SALEV - Void request on a sale or an authorization/sale
SALEV - Void request on a sale or an authorization/sale
Piggy-back X
TKTO - Ticket-only sale/cash advance Piggy-back X
TVOID - Void request on a ticket only Piggy-back X
BALANCE INQUIRY X X
AVS X X
OPEN BATCH X X
BATCH CLOSE X X
Auth Type Description
CPU
Remote CRT
Voice
ARU - Local
Local
950
ARU - WATS
WATS
Batch
Fast 800
DDOV - ISDN
RAM
Electronic commerce authorization using the CPU mode of access
Electronic commerce authorization using the dial mode of access
Address verification service (AVS) voice authorizations
AVS CPU authorizations
AVS POS authorizations
AVS batch authorizations
AVS VRU authorizations
AVS electronic commerce authorization using the CPU mode of access
AVS electronic commerce authorization using the dial mode of access
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